Hong Kong boasts an incredibly wide range of cosmetics, from local brands to cheaper imports of designer brands. Hong Kong has an impressive stock of brands from all over Asia, including Korean and Japanese favourites. So how do you know what to buy? Look no further!
You might know her for her fame as a popular American designer but her premium cosmetics line you might not be so aware of. Only available in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan, the range of candy-colored, sweet-themed cosmetics is visually stunning. It can be found in SOGO malls all over the city.
Famous for being the makeup artist to the stars and having extreme success in Europe, Charlotte Tilbury can now be found in Asia. Try the Feline Flick eyeliner or a Luxury Eye Palette. With stores in the IFC mall and along Canton Road, you can now buy exactly what your favorite beauty bloggers have been talking about.
This Turkish beauty brand draws inspiration from aromatherapy and their main ingredient is pure rosewater distilled from Damascus roses.Extremely popular for its whitening properties, their skincare products are also great for moisturising and toning the skin. Buy the Ultimate Rosewater, which can be used as a toner, face mist, or even as a face mask. You can often find these products used in spas all over Hong Kong, but now you can find them in Sasa stores all over the city.
Banila.Co started off online but now it can be found in stores and you won’t be disappointed with how many products that they have. The brand can be found in Sasa outlets all over the city. Highly recommended is the CC cream, which is incredibly lightweight (perfect for Hong Kong summers) and Clean It Zero cleansing balm. Again, a staple for hot and humid weather and perfect for removing the build up that can occur in a polluted city.
One of the most popular Korean beauty brands in the world, they shot to fame with their Pure Natural Snail Mask. A sheet mask like no other, the mixture of soothing ingredients put sheet masks on the map and plenty of copycat versions soon ensued. They recently launched an eco skincare line, in collaboration with an organic skincare company from New Zealand, and using the Harakeke plant as the main ingredient, you can be sure that your skin is clean, free of pollutants and super-soft. You can find the brand in iSquare Mall or Sunshine City Plaza.
Another Korean skincare favorite, MaMonde also draws inspiration from rosewater with it’s Rose Water Toner, perfect for sensitive and dry skin. Their Cover Powder Cushion with SPF 50 is perfect for lightweight cover up that doesn’t melt, even on the hottest days. The brand can be found in Sasa stores across the city and will soon be coming to Singapore.
All of the products in this line are handmade, and there is an impressive skin care line from oils to serums to facial masks. All ingredients are natural and fair trade. Not quite as well-known as some of it’s counterparts, it can only be found at Island East Markets in Quarry Bay. Check out the Calendula and Chamomile Gentle Cleansing Oil.